Thanksgiving has ended and while there’s a chance there will be plenty of leftover from the holiday feast, there may be some issues in the dessert department. Luckily, Nov. 26 marks the arrival of National Cake Day.

The sweet treat reportedly got its name after it was derived from the Old Norse word “kaka.” During ancient Viking times, cake textures were similar to gingerbread due to the limited ingredients.

Nowadays, a cake is typically made up of butter, sugar, flour, eggs, butter, and a leavening agent, with some recipes calling for milk, water, or liquid to create the batter. After being baked and cooled, it is usually topped with frosting, fruits, nuts, or other garnishes.

Although you may have dinner covered for the next few days, below are five easy recipes for National Cake Day to add to your dessert menu:

1. Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Apparently, the perfect chocolate cake does exist. This recipe from Hersheyland calls for come pantry staples, including salt, vegetable oil, baking soda, baking powder, and vanilla extract. This chocolate cake can also be made in variations including, classic one layer cake, bundt cake, cupcakes, and three-layer cake.

2. Strawberry Short Cake

The simple twist on this classic dessert will be able to satisfy your sweet tooth in under an hour. For this sweet treat, Simply Recipes follows the U.K. take on the cake by using biscuits. Across the pond, the term shortcake refers to a biscuit that is similar but less dense than shortbread. Even though the biscuits and whipped cream will be made from scratch, the dessert will be finished and ready to eat within 40 minutes. There are also gluten-free and dairy-free vegan recipe options for the biscuits.

3. Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake

The call for pecans and raisins in this recipe from Inspired Taste is optional and will still taste great with or without the ingredients. Remember to whisk the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another before combining them.

4. Pepperoni Pizza Cake

National Cake Day doesn’t have to solely be about sweet desserts. Treat yourself to a savory triple-decker pizza cake. This simple recipe from Pillsbury calls for pizza crust, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and organic pizza sauce. Those who aren’t a fan of pepperoni can switch it out for their favorite pizza topping.

5. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Forget that traditional bundt pan, for this pineapple upside-down cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction you will need a pie dish or a round cake pan. The updated version of this recipe is expected to combat overflowing issues and deliver a memorable dessert. Remember to make sure the egg whites, unsalted butter, sour cream, and whole milk are all at room temperature so the batter can be mixed easily and evenly.

Cake Milk Bar cake on display during 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Fontainebleau on Feb. 26, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo: Getty